An Obvious Watershed for All Humanity

Dr. Frankensteins Yugo.

Dr. Frankenstein's Yugo.

There are moments in history that are obvious watersheds for all humanity. This is one of those times. The world is about to become a much sadder and emptier place, for the Yugo is no more.

Although they stopped exporting the cars to the United States in 1991, the makers of the Yugo, Zastava, slogged on. Although their factory was bombed by NATO during the 1999 Kosovo war, still the makers of the Yugo slogged on. But no more. No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus.

Perhaps the Yugo’s makers can find solace in the possibility that their international flagship product may not predecease the whole of General Motors by much time.

Maybe they’ll come back to the U.S. market some day. After all, one of the models Zestava currently makes is called the Florida. It has 95 horsepower and can go from 0 to 60 in under 11 seconds (I did not add those italics for comedic emphasis. They were used by the company on its own website, I’ll have you know).

For those of you who can’t get enough of the Yugo, you can always go to Yugofanclub.com, although it seems you to have to be able to read Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian to make any sense of it.

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2 Responses to “An Obvious Watershed for All Humanity”

  1. Joel Klebanoff Says:

    The really sad part is that even though the Yugo is no longer being produced, its sales are currently only slightly lower than GM’s total sales.

  2. Hisae Says:

    Great post Jeanette! I agree with you 100%. On a free event, take the gems from the class and purchase the procudt IF it is right for you. I feel that even if I get one good, implementable tip for building my business from a teleseminar, it was worth my time.If the procudt is right for me, I buy it. If not I don’t.On the flip side of that, being in the business of showing people how to build successful business for the past 8 years, I am continually surprised at the growing number of people who want you to show THEM how to make money, sell their procudts at the highest prices, sell the most procudts but they want YOU to show them that for free.And usually these are the same people who continually complain about falling prices for their procudts LOL! (whatever niche they’re in).I think the Internet is partly to blame for the shift with the massive amount of free information available. But free does not equate to good. And I have seen a lot of people spend physical money, and life money (i.e. time) implementing free solutions that don’t work.I also think that the new free line model of business used by company’s like Facebook and Twitter (i.e. Get customers now and figure out how to monetize later) has trained people to come to expect more and more for free.But what people don’t realize is that companies that offer quality procudts for free are heavily venture capitalist funded or monetized in another way. In the real world, there is no such thing as free (except maybe a smile) And especially not for self-funded, entrepreneurial businesses. I’ve seen a significant increase in the teach me for free mentality since I came online in 2002.Here’s the bottom line choose your training wisely. Don’t follow every bright shiny object and thereby deplete your bank account. Realize that building a business DOES cost. Both time AND money. Use what you learn and implement it FIRST before moving on to the next thing.That was you can get income from the money you’ve invested in training before you invest in the next steps!

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